Plants are playing an increasingly important role in consumer food culture; they are a symbol of the natural world, traditional approaches to medicine and global food.
About 18% of US spas were using CBD last year, according to an upcoming report.
Just as consumers have pushed for customization in foodservice, choosing everything from bowl formats to burritos to the ingredients that go into each of those, consumers are now looking to custom diets, too, that fit their individual lifestyles.
While “wellness” has become a most ubiquitous term, cultural assumptions about what health and wellness encompasses continue to evolve.
From meditation to a focus on what can be called “mindful sourcing” in foods and beverages, consumers are increasingly taking a considered approach about not just food but health and wellness habits.
Drugstores, supermarkets and mass market operators are working with renewed effort to attach themselves to the wellness halo by introducing more health-related services into their marketing mix.
Spas continue to cater to those who want to eat healthy and use natural remedies, and these days, that translates to the use of CBD oil as well.
Ugly produce startups provide solutions to waste and food insecurity.
Smoothie King, PepsiCo and other food makers and sellers are stressing nutrition and wellness.
Sandra Taylor, author of The Business of Sustainable Wine, discusses how sustainability in the wine industry is being driven forward slowly but surely by many forces.